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Monarch Star Catchers Celebrate July Fourth in Style

 starcathcers 1A sea of brightly colored hats, worn by the Star Catchers, could be seen by the crowd during their Fourth of July performance on the North Carolina State Capitol steps.

This is the third time the entertainers, comprised of people we support who attend Monarch’s Stokes Opportunity Center and the compensatory education program taught there by Forsyth Technical Community College, has performed at the capitol in Raleigh. This year, they performed versions of “You’re a Grand Old Flag,” “When Johnny Comes Marching Home,” “This Land is Your Land” and “America the Beautiful.”

The performance took place after a naturalization ceremony, something Kris Jonczak, a Monarch developmental specialist and comp education instructor, thought was really special because of its connection to the patriotic songs the Star Catchers sang. “They love to perform,” she said.

Jonczak, who has been working with the group for 10 years, says that over time she started to see how much the people we support in this group love music and how it seemed to lift their self-esteem.

“They have learned commitment through rehearsals and that’s part of what life is about,” Jonczak said. “They’ve told me they feel rewarded by seeing the smiles on people’s faces when they perform. They like making people happy and it’s a fun thing to do.”

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